frog orchid


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frog orchid

n
(Plants) any of several orchids having greenish flowers thought to resemble small frogs, esp Coeloglossum viride of calcareous turf
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Noun1.frog orchid - any of several green orchids of the genus Habenaria
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Habenaria, Habenaria - chiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes; includes species formerly placed in genus Gymnadeniopsis
2.frog orchid - orchid having hooded long-bracted green to yellow-green flowers suffused with purple
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Coeloglossum, genus Coeloglossum - terrestrial orchids of cooler parts of North America and Europe: satyr orchid
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Wildflowers include yellow star-of-Bethlehem, frog orchid, fly orchid, broad-leaved helleborus, speedwell, cow parsley, forget-me-not, oxeye daisy, wild carrot, coltsfoot, cowslip, primrose, wild garlic, common mouse-ear, green-winged orchids, and buttercups.